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New Mexico Land Conservancy

Helping people conserve the places they love.


Conservation easements protect:


Helping ensure that our watersheds remain whole and healthy – filtering and replenishing – and that precious, life-giving rivers, streams and other water flows are protected.


Helping protect the natural resources that wildlife depend on: water, habitat, and open space for their migratory corridors and flyways. After all, wildlife – and nature, in general – doesn’t recognize property lines!

Working Lands    

Helping ranchers and farmers keep their properties whole and their heritage preserved, providing food and protecting New Mexico’s open space for public benefit.

Our Vision: One Million Acres Conserved!

Goal: 1,000,000 acres by 2030!

655,644 total acres conserved!

Land Conservation protects water, too!

Land conservation can play a critical role in ensuring that our watersheds remain whole and healthy. New Mexico Land Conservancy efforts  have led to:

Conservation of:

of seasonal and perennial waterways

.. . . and an additional:

acres of wetlands
Total acres as of March 11, 2022



Conserving land. Preserving heritage.

Our goal is to preserve New Mexico’s unique and diverse land heritage for conservation purposes and the benefit of local communities, the public, and future generations.

For Love of the Land

Latest News

NMLC has a new Communications Manager

Replacing Sandra Halpin our former Communications Manager was not an easy task. But our newest staff member, Peter Michaels brings a broad range of skills and experience that will be great assets to NMLC.

CS Ranch to Host ‘Grazing for Profit & Regeneration’ School

CS Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico, will host a three-day, hands-on regenerative ranching school titled “Grazing for Profit and Regeneration,” May 31-June 2, the non-profit Soil Health Academy announced today.

Our 2021 Annual Report now online!

2021: Another great year for land conservation! See NMLC’s Annual Report and year’s summary.

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